1 Timothy 4:8
“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”
Godliness is defined as; ” the quality or practice of conforming to the laws and wishes of God” It has been said; ” To be wise is to live in godliness, reflecting the nature of the kingdom of God in the course of everyday life. Godliness is “a proper response to the things of God, which produces obedience and righteous living.”
Jesus was the embodiment of pure godliness. His life was dedicated to the glory of the Father, and He always did what pleased the Father. We pursue godliness when we follow the example of Jesus. The last part of our verse today says “as it (godliness) holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”
We could say that godliness takes us from glory (life in. Jesus) to glory being with the Father for ever!
Father, I strive for godliness but I cannot make it on my own. Help me to keep my eyes on Your word and follow the example of your Son, for godliness with contentment is great gain.